Welcome! CPeLevated is a client-sponsored Entertainment Technology Center project team designing a multimedia, multipurpose center for teenagers at the Chicago Public Library. Funded by the MacArthur Foundation, and in partnership with Chicago Scenic Studios, we built an environment in which teens can get excited about creating and not just consuming media. The room houses YouMedia, a workshop-based program designed by scholars from the University of Chicago.  The program's classes are taught by volunteer mentors from the community, and the physical space we designed provides a place where teens can hangout, explore new media, and develop a greater awareness of the library as a resource.

Check out YOUMedia - and how they use our space - in the news!

December 2, 2009: Life Learning with Wendy Priesnitz
December 2, 2009: marshall4frog Blog
November 30, 2009: PhysOrg.com
November 24, 2009: Nicholas Senn H.S. Library
November 19, 2009: Tween Books
November 11, 2009: Megoland's Blog

October 20, 2009: ETC Global News
October 20, 2009: Web NewsWire
October 19, 2009: Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning
October 10, 2009: Chicago Sun Times
September 16, 2009: YOUMedia Students Speak
July 11, 2009: PLA Blog